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Attachment at each developmental stage

Bonding with Your Baby

Bonding with Your Baby

Whether you're adopting a newborn or a toddler, learn how to enhance attachment at each developmental stage.

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Stockings for daughter reunited with birth mother

“A Stocking Filled with Memories of our Foster Child”

We knew it was possible for the girl we were fostering to be reunited with her birth mother. But that didn't make it hurt any less.

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Speech and language skills are an important part of a baby's development

Your Child’s Speech and Language Development

What you need to know to assess your child's speech and language skills, and how to get help if you suspect trouble.

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A woman with her children after adoptive breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Without Birthing

A lactation consultant and breastfeeding adoptive mom explains how to achieve a nursing relationship with your baby.

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Learn about the adoption transition diet for your child.

The Adoption Transition Diet

Dana E. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D., on introducing new foods and addressing feeding challenges in a newly adopted child.

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Navigating the hospital adoption experience

How Should New Parents Navigate the Hospital Experience?

Our open adoption expert explains how prospective adoptive parents can best navigate the emotional time spent at the hospital with the birth mother before bringing their new child home.

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Learn about your adopted child development and medical history

Why You Need Your Child’s Medical History

A little information about your child's medical history goes a long way for finding and preventing risks.

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A bedtime routine leads to good sleep

Establishing a Healthy Sleep Routine

Help your child sleep through the night while promoting her attachment to you.

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How to develop a healthy feeding relationship.

Winning Your Child’s Trust Around the Dinner Table

In an excerpt from her guide to enjoying family meals, our childhood feeding specialist explains how to show your foster or adopted children love through food.

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returning to work after adoption leave

Bonding While You Work

Adoptive Families readers received, on average, 9.6 weeks of leave from work. Here’s how to make an informed childcare decision, and keep the transition from disrupting your bond.

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